Mulcair suggested Monday that perhaps the party could engage in a province-wide membership drive to ensure Quebec has more say.So, it makes no sense for the New Democratic Party, of which over half of its caucus is made up of Quebec MPs, to not push forward to lead the party from just over 1% membership in said province, to a slightly more proportional amount?
"For me this makes no sense," Godin said enthusiastically. "There are people who want to present themselves in the leadership, well they have seven months to do their job. In Quebec, there are 59 MPs, they have seven months to go get members. It is not up to the party to take a decision to go to a specific province (to sell memberships)."
Godin added that he had never heard such an argument. "I've never seen this, I do not even know why this question was asked. It is not even normal that a question like this. It is not correct," he said
Topp appeared slightly uncomfortable.
This was said as Godin and another MP came out to support Topp's leadership race, and the other MP's comments are laughable in their own right. But the fact that Godin insists its up to the MPs in Quebec to get supporters, or hey, you're out of luck, is ridiculous for a party that insists on proportional representation.
When did Godin become such a pusher for the do-it-yourself philosophy espoused by Conservatives and libertarians?
No wonder Topp was uncomfortable - it's pretty easy to see past Godin's cynical attitude.